Cullen is 4 weeks old today!
This was the first onesie I bought when we found out I was expecting.
While each day is different, we’ve got a pretty steady routine from one day to the next. Here’s what our schedule was like on Thursday.
9:00 p.m. (Wednesday night)
I’m ready for bed, but since Cullen didn’t take his long nap until 4:30 p.m., he is not tired, so we hang out, rock, and eat periodically.
He is finally it out, so I set him in his bassinet, but within a few minutes he is awake again. Dad’s still up, so he’s on baby duty, so I can try to get some sleep.
I can’t sleep because Cullen is making baby noises, so I take him, feed him, and rock him until he is out for good this time.
2:00 a.m. (Thursday morning)
I hear Cullen moaning/groaning/fussing, so I get up to feed him, change his diaper, and rock him back to sleep.
Back to bed.
He’s up again: feed, change diaper, rock back to sleep.
I debate about staying up since my alarm is set for 6:00 a.m., but I decide to go back to bed.
Alarm goes off. I get up, put some warm clothes on in order to take Sadie for a walk.
Cullen is up again, so I quick feed him until his eyes get droopy, and then set him back down in his bassinet.
Walk Sadie. It is a little chillier than it has been, but I remind myself it could be worse.
We return home, and I see Craig’s lamp on, which means Cullen woke him up. Bummer.
Craig gets ready for work, while I watch Cullen (He is sleeping again.) and check my e-mail and Facebook.
Craig and I have breakfast and then Craig leaves for work. I empty the dishwasher and clean up the kitchen.
I fold a load of laundry and then check on Cullen. He is still asleep, so I lay down to go back to sleep as well. All of his baby noises intermittently wake me up, so I really don’t sleep.
Cullen starts fussing, so I feed him. While he’s eating, he has a blowout–the worst one so far. A side note about diapers: I have been very impressed with The Honest Company diapers. I have literally only had a blow-out once a week, which seems pretty good to me. I have tried Huggies and Pampers as well. I liked Pampers but was not a fan of Huggies. I would highly recommend The Honest Company diapers to anyone interested!
After the blow-out, I decide a bath is necessary. I bathe Cullen and get him ready for the day. Now he’s a happy, content baby, so I make the bed and pick up around the bedrooms.
I take a shower and start getting ready for the day, but after about 15 minutes, Cullen is hungry again, so we feed him. He hangs out some more, while I finish getting ready.
I can tell Cullen is getting sleepy, so I hold him until he falls asleep.
Make lunch but don’t get a chance to eat it because I hear Cullen crying. Go upstairs, soothe Cullen, feed him, and rock him until he falls asleep again.
Eat lunch, clean up the kitchen, and work on this blog post.
I have somewhere to be at 2:00, so I start getting my things together. I have learned I need to give myself twice as much extra time as I think I should, so I can be to my destination on time. During this time I get the essentials for Cullen: extra diaper, extra change of clothes, blanket, hat, and carseat prepped. For myself, I get water, a snack in case I get hungry, my list of errands, and then I feed Cullen one last time to make sure his belly is nice and full for the afternoon.
Meet up with one of my athletes to go through some lifting exercises.
Pick up a frappe protein smoothie from Fitspresso. I was recently introduced to this healthy coffee/smoothie hut that serves beverages made with real, whole ingredients. I don’t remember what was in this decaf frappe (peanut butter, almond milk, espresso, protein powder–something of that sort), but it was amazing!
Stop at Target for a few items. Cullen wakes up but is nice and content. (The exact opposite of my attempt to shop at Target the day before.)
Arrive home and immediately feed Cullen because he had a melt-down during the car ride home. Poor guy. I hate it when he cries that hard.
Dad arrives home, so I hand Cullen off to him while I get the pizza dough ready for dinner. I roll out the dough and Craig puts the toppings on. (We both know it is best I don’t add the toppings–otherwise it would be a very bland pizza.)
Eat dinner. Craig and I chat about our respective days.
Cullen wakes up and hangs out with Craig while I clean up the kitchen.
Cullen starts fussing, so I feed him and then give him a bath and get him ready for bed. After his bath, he eats some more, and I lay him down because he is out. But that doesn’t last long as I can hear him moaning and groaning within a few minutes. I spend the next hour eat, burping, soothing, and trying to get Cullen down.
He is finally down, and I finish up the blog post and catch up on Facebook news.
Lights out for me.